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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 8 Hansard (16 August) . . Page.. 3212 ..


ACTION bus service—patronage (Question No 1512)

Ms Le Couteur asked the Minister for Transport and City Services, upon notice, on 8 June 2018 (redirected to the Acting Minister for Transport and City Services):

(1) Where there has been changes in bus routes, can the Minister provide; (a) patronage data for the corresponding previous route, (b) patronage data for the corresponding new or combine or altered route and (c) this data should be based the same period for the year before.

Mr Gentleman: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

(1) Of the changes to bus routes in the 7 October 2017 network changes, the tables below displays the (a) patronage data for the corresponding previous route (based on ACT school term 1 2018 data) and (b) patronage data for the corresponding new or combine or altered route based the same period for the year before. Term 1 2017 is defined as 31 Jan 2017 to 7 Apr 2017 and Term 1 2018 is defined as 6 Feb 2018 to 13 April 2018. Of the changes in weekday bus routes (effective 9 October 2017), the table below displays the changes in the average number of boardings each weekday:

Route Term 1 2017 Term 1 2018 18 193 262 182 357 602 19 300 42 250 1,193 963 251 990 832 252 858 1,024 254 613 592 255 946 844 259 629 571 300 2,820 2,417 313 3,917 4,033 318 1,482 1,640 319 1,590 2,929 343 3,933 4,124 4 & 5 & 6a 3,204 3,758 52 510 723 54 451 728 712 235 218 714 182 145 717 168 169 743 385 369 744 262 293

(a) The introduction of the Green Rapid (Route 6) in October 2017 saw changes to the old route 4 with the old route 5 no longer serviced.

Of the changes in weekend bus routes (effective 9 October 2017), the table below displays the change in the average number of boardings each weekend day:


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